Enchanted Woodland Sanctuary …
Within my soul is an enchanted woodland sanctuary,
Where all manner of nature’s living beings abide
In perfect love, balance and harmony,
It is there I return, when peace is elusive
And balance is wobbly, to find my center.
I miss the forests I wandered through once,
In the Cascades of the Pacific Northwest,
And the forests of giants,
The Redwood Forest in California,
Yet I can go there anytime in spirit.
Life flows along as it should and I with it,
Yet, there are times I am thrown off my path,
Something may disturb my balance,
Or cause pain with a feeling of loss,
So, I retreat to my enchanted woodland.
In the woodlands gratification is instant,
And all I love appears before me,
To remind me how blessed I am,
And I love all the more, these gifts
Of family, soul family, and nature.
There is a spiritual essence in all that lives. That means everything alive, whether human, flora, or
fauna, has an intrinsic nature or indispensable quality which determines its character. I sense and
connect to this spirituality when I journey in nature, especially in woodland areas, or when I
meditate to spiritually travel to the Redwood Forest in the Sierras, the beautiful forests of the
Cascades, or my enchanted woodland sanctuary within. This poem is inspired by a piece by
Tony DeLorger, This and All I Know, which, after several days of disturbing issues, came along at the right time for me and I found peace in it. Thank you, Tony.
© 2018 Phyllis Doyle Burns
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